Subject: Packages are huge.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Peter Seebach <email@example.com>
Date: 02/16/2000 12:54:45
So, I'm setting up a laptop, and I'm in awe of how *big* some of these
packages are. StarOffice is around 150MB. Word Perfect 8 (admittedly, not
a package) is at least 100MB for the "full" version, even if you strip out
languages you don't use. The TeX stuff is pretty huge too.
Is there any interest in "lite" packages? e.g., something like texmf, but
with only fonts that most people use regularly? :)